The Littlest Skyscraper or Roaring 20’s Shark Tank

Smallest Skyscraper
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The Setup

Just two decades after the turn of the twentieth century a local businessman decided to generate some capital. Showing plans of a new skyscraper, he went around and solicited investors for his plan.

The Reveal

Just after construction began the investors knew something was wrong. After all what was being built wasn’t what they were investing in at all.

Littlest Skyscraper
Littlest Skyscraper

The End

After much of the investors dismay, it was finally revealed that the original blueprints were set in inches and not feet. They got exactly what they had invested, and our local businessman got $250,000 for little more than a drawing and the “Worlds Littlest Skyscraper”.

So, you have to ask yourself, “Is It a Hoax?”

Unusual Audio Returned from Cassini Space Craft

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Saturn from Cassini
Saturn from Cassini

September 15th Cassini Ends Mission

After two decades in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is [at] the end of its remarkable journey of exploration. Having expended almost every bit of the rocket propellant it carried to Saturn, operators are deliberately plunging Cassini into the planet to ensure Saturn’s moons will remain pristine for future exploration. (NASA)

How Cassini Communicates to Us

Earth uses the Deep Space Network (DSN) to communicate with Cassini. The DSN is a powerful collection of antennas that are scattered in 3 areas around the globe that are run by JPL for NASA. (JPL/NASA)

Canberra Complex

It’s even possible to watch the status of the DSN’s live

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Cassini had an S-band transmitter (2 to 4 GHz) similar to wireless networks, and also a K2-band transmitter (26.5 GHz to 40 GHz). The K2-band allows for higher bandwidth communications used with long range satellites. (S-band, K2-band)

Moments before the crash and the last communication

One of the strangest things that has been discovered after NASA crashed Cassini is this strange audio recording. NASA cut these last few seconds from the public released version of the audio. It’s very difficult to understand the spoken words. But, given the landscape of Saturn, could these be people or even trapped souls?

What do you think?

I could not re-source the site I downloaded the audio from, it has been removed. Many things you hear and see from NASA are somehow removed, or air brushed after an original gets released. So, I have to ask… Is it a hoax?


The return of “Is It a Hoax”

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Back from the past…

Hey, I’m back after 15 years. Well, I’ve actually never left, but had other projects and let get abandon on an old server that long ago.

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